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      Google Will Now Show Warning Banners When Opening Potentially Malicious Docs, Sheets, Slides Files on the Web

      Google is expanding its warning banners for potentially malicious Google Drive files. And previously it display the banners when users were attempting to open such a file within a Google Drive account, or from within a Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings file.

      Google has now bring this feature to the file-level, which means that if a user tries to open such a potentially malicious or dangerous Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the Web, they will be serve a warning of the dangers ahead.

      As per a Workspace Updates blog post by Google, this feature is available to all the Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers.

      The rollout was officially start from 27th April 2022, and it will gradually be available for all users.

      The rollout may take up to 15 days to reach everyone, as per Google.

      This move by Google is a step to prevent scams that use its productivity tools, a method bad actors have been spot using in the past in an attempt to send phishing and other malicious links.

      This expansion takes the warning banners out of the productivity tools itself, directly to the Web.

      Google announce a feature for Google Workspace that supports all the emojis, including gender-neutral options.

      Users can now react to any content on Google Docs, simply using a symbol instead of writing a comment or remark on it.

      This feature supports all the emojis in the latest release.

      These include gender-neutral options as well.

      If you’re wondering how to use the emoji reaction feature, they will appear as a third option with ‘Add Comment’ and ‘Suggest Edits‘ when you highlight text.

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      As per the Google, these responses provide a less formal alternative to comments.

      Emoji reactions are coming to Google Docs at a time when the service is undergoing a big overhaul with its expansion from being a word processor into more of a remote working collaboration tool.

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